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Varanasi

Asia
7

Rank in India

50+

Rank in Asia

151

World Rank

Currency
Indian Rupee(INR)
Weather
Time
04:42 AM (GMT +05:30)
Electric Socket
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Varanasi

Varanasi: the sacred and spiritual city of India. This is where several pilgrims bathed in the holy Ganges. According to Hindu mythology, Varanasi was founded by Lord Shiva, and created to be a religious city with the aim to provide devotion to Hindu deities by various priests and pilgrims. Varanasi has been blessed with 2000 temples, developed several years ago that were settled at the banks of Ganga. Temples enhances the soul of the city with mesmerizing chants that echoes along  the architectural designs of the old temples.

Continent Country
Asia India
Airport Name / IATA Code
Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport VNS
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
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Varanasi
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
November, December, January, and February are the best couple of months for visitation due to the cold temperature. As well, hotel prices are slashed and there will be fewer tourists.
Moderate time to visit
March, April, May, and June are the transition months between winter and summer, making for some bearable weather.
Worst time to visit
July, August, September, and October are the worst months to visit due to the heavy rainfall in Varanasi that can create difficulties while travelling.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 9 12 16 22 25 27 26 25 24 21 14 10
Maximum temprature (℃) 23 26 33 39 40 38 34 33 33 33 29 25
Rain fall (mm) 22 9 11 3 10 96 299 290 208 37 8 5
Population
1.2 (Millions)
Official Language
Hindi
Spoken Language
Hindi and Bhojpuri i... Read more
Other Language
Bhojpuri
Police
100
Ambulance
102
Taxi
Start Tariff: INR 75... Read more

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Yes

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.19
Cup of Coffee USD 1.67
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.61
Rice/Kg USD 0.59
White Bread USD 0.40
Eggs (12) USD 0.84
Combo Meal USD 3.34
Fine Dining USD 8.68
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.32
Domestic Beer USD 1.60
Imported Beer USD 2.80
Bottle of Wine USD 6.67
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 4.00
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.33
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.19
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 46.72
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Boating on the river Ganges.
  • Explore Varanasi's archeological museum.
  • Yoga and Meditation.
  • Watch the evening aarti.
  • Burning ghat visit with the chants of the priests is peaceful.
  • Visit the Varanasi''s heritage sites.
  • Explore the handicrafts of Varanasi.
  • Check out Varanasi culture.
Shopping
JHV Mall
Cantonment Mall Road Besides Hotel Ramada Plaza, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Distance From City Center
4.5 Km from the main city of Varanasi
U.P. Cottage Emporium
D5/68, TRIPURA BHAIRAWI, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Distance From City Center
5.7 km from the city center
Varanasi Remembranees
D.15/69, Manmandir, Dashashwamedh, Uttar Pradesh 221001
Distance From City Center
5.3km from the main city center
Vinayak Plaza
C30/37-A-1, Maldahiya Crossing, Fatman Road, Maldahiya, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
Distance From City Center
3.3 km from the main city of varanasi
Smart shopping
19-20, Hathwa Market, Chetganj Hathwa Market, Uttar Pradesh 221001
Distance From City Center
3.2 km from the Varanasi city center
Shree Rajbandhu Sweets
CK 29, 9, Kachaudi Gali, Near Manikarnika Dwar, Govindpura, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
Distance From City Center
3.3 km from the main city Varanasi
Subhakamana Wedding Mall
C 21/4-A3,Station Rd, Vidyapeeth Rd, Lohamandi, Chetganj, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
Distance From City Center
3.5 km from the main city varanasi
Vandana Sarees - Best Banarasi Saree Shop | Lehenga Shop | Kurti Shop In Varanasi
Usha Gupta Ln, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221010
Distance From City Center
4.2 km from the main city Varanasi
First Cry
C 19/187 13 K Fatman Road Opposite Sigra Thane, Gulab Bagh Colony, Sigra, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221010
Distance From City Center
4.5 km from the main city
Om Tattoo Shop
Near Pandeypur Crossing, Naibasti, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002
Distance From City Center
5.4 km from city center
Souvenir Suggestions
  • Handmade carpets of Varanasi
  • Stone carved idols.
  • Glass beads of wonderful shapes and designs.
  • Indic literature in the ancient shops.
  • Bangles and ornaments.
  • Carved curios of Varanasi.
  • Gulab Minakari works.
  • The traditional sweets of Varanasi.
  • Rudraksha Mala, one of the valuable beads in hindu mythology.

Tourist attractions in Varanasi

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